Edinburgh City Stay Top
Despite a pretty dismal January in which they failed to win a game Edinburgh City managed to cling on to the top spot. Three consecutive defeats were followed by a battling 3-3 draw at Elgin and that point was enough to keep them ahead of Peterhead who have a game in hand.
In The Play-Offs
Peterhead did go top of the table on goal difference following a 2-0 win over struggling Berwick, however, their January form has been patchy. This includes wins over the bottom and second bottom clubs tempered by defeats to promotion rivals Clyde and Annan Athletic. That said they finished January just a point behind leaders with a slightly better goal difference and a game in hand. They are also 19 points clear of the fifth-place team so barring a catastrophic loss of form this should at least be in the play-offs.
Clyde is the main beneficiary of the top two’s patchy form having been eight points adrift of the leaders going into January, but finished it with a chance to go top being only three points adrift with a game in hand. They won all three games in January including that impressive win at Peterhead to start the month. Their goal difference lets them down a bit but they do look to be gaining some momentum.
Annan Athletic fill out the play-off places and like Clyde an excellent January winning three out of four including victories over the top two. They are now six points clear of the fifth-place team, having been in the play-offs on goal difference going into January.
Best Of The Rest
Stirling and now in fifth place following Elgin’s difficult January which saw them pick up a solitary point. Only four points separate Stirling in fifth and eighth place, Queens Park.
Albion Rovers are firmly rooted at the bottom of the table with only one win and seven points all season. The only team they have a realistic chance of catching are Berwick Rangers who are on 14 points but have played a game more. Both have terrible goal differences and it’s hard to see either of them moving any further up the table at this stage.
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